SparkPeople People with Allergies Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=827 This group is for anyone with allergies to learn from each other and share how to deal with them. SparkPeople People with Allergies Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=827 hello kinda new to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62355874 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello, I am 42 with many medical conditions including bone on bone arthritis in my knees. And every time I try to take a walk for exercise I am so much in pain. I weigh about 355 and my primary care doctor told me for every pound I weigh it is 4 pounds on your knees that is why it is so painful for me to walk. I want to eat right and exercise but it is so hard on my knees I am hoping I can get some insight and helpful information on spark people. I was on spark people ... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:14:43 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62347281 I am old, fat, and depressed <BR> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:57:23 EST I'm excited to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62343651 Hi! I'm looking to reach out and collaborate with other people who are finding success on their weight loss or muscle building journeys. I'm just starting to exersize outside of weightlifting classes, on my own. I love to lift, even though I don't lift a lot at once. I've been attending Zumba and beginners Yoga, and am looking for other things that you've found success in. <BR> <BR> I'm 23, married for 5 years , and never really recovered from the pregnancy of our 2 year old son. I have hor... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:32:45 EST Sad day for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62319106 I had an Aha Moment tonight well I was working tonight that lead me straight to this group. I know that I am not a skinny little girl by any means however I have always carried myself well and never though of myself as a "overweight person" or "the fat girl". Tonight well speaking with a client she said to me "no offence, but your a big girl maybe you can help this other girl dress right for her body" the girl she was speaking about was easily 100lbs heaver than myself. I noticed that I haven... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:02:37 EST Hi I am yola122 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62308083 I have been trying to lose weight for decades. I read some of the goals achieved by people over 55. <BR> I decided to get back on the wagon and give it one more go. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:19:36 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62284762 Hello I'm April and I would like to say hello... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:06:28 EST HI 'm Navneet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62281706 my age is 28 yrs and i really have to gain weight .i love to eat food and love to do yoga:) <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:08:24 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62262668 Hi everyone I am new, starting today. There is a lot of information to read on here. If you have any tips or advice feel free to let me know. Thank you Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:26:24 EST BACK AFTER 7 YEARS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62254429 Hey there. Melissa here. Fat, tired and ready to make a change again...hopefully for good this time! Hoping to help support and be supported on this journey. Sedentary office job for 15 years........not conducive to a healthy me. Just realized my blood pressure meds make it even harder to get my heart rate up. That depressed me very much. Anyways, will be here tracking, tracking, tracking and chatting along the way. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:25 EST An introduction!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62250042 HEY SPARK PEOPLE! <BR> I have always been overweight and i'm now 34 years old and trying, once again, to lose the weight for good. I have never reached out online to accomplish this because i am a very private person, and my obesity is a source of shame for me. <BR> i have just joined spark people today, and i am in need of encouragement and advice and friendship from spark members who have accomplished their goals, big or small. Maybe just sharing the experience with others will be helpf... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:26:39 EST Rash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x62223161 I have had a rash for about two weeks, started gradually on my torso, then to my legs. The blotches blend together after there are enough spots and itch like crazy! I've been to my dermatologist, who took samples and sent them to a lab. Every day around 5 p.m. it really gets worse. Anyone have any suggestions? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:39:23 EST I am a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62221514 I everyone as a Newbie I am excited to be a new member. I start the summer doing very well (lost 12 lbs.) however, my allergies fared and I had to adjust the medication (allergic to all grass and most trees). After getting back on track I have now developed a heal spur (ouch!!!). Since I love to walk, this is a serious problem. I have been instructed by the Podiatrist to not walk and to exercise my foot. :( Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:32:14 EST Trying to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62185594 I'm over weight need to. Lose 137 pounds. Any help is appreciated. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 20:24:52 EST Time to get healthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62174364 Hi I starting today to get healthy and more energetic. I really am excited to finally get started with my new life. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:57:12 EST working toward a heathly life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62138426 A recent life style change has caused a weight gain and Ineed to get THE WEIGHT OFF!f Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:23:02 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62134662 Hey everyone. Hoping to eat better, lose a few pounds and exercise more. I have some extra time on my hands and want to use it wisely before starting my new job. I'll be 53 this year and am changing careers, going from being in the restaurant business for thirty years to insurance. It's time for a fresh start but a little daunting and would love to hear from people and how they would handle something like this! Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:32:06 EST joined sparkpeople tonight 7/28/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62114391 My nickname is moose I am 46 and I need to loose weight. <BR> I just won the cancer fight last year just had a total knee and I have got to get healthy. I miss work and my friends.joined hoping to lose 100 pounds and get healthy!&#128591; Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:36:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62073073 New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:19:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62072985 New to this site. Here to make some long overdue changes. Looking forward to getting it done. Started by writing my first blog today. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:29 EST Young at heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62065562 I turned 50 this year and kind of went into a "life is over" mode. I need a new attitude and I am here to find one! Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:01:54 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62063972 I am a new SP member. I am the mother of 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. I've noticed my weight slowly creeping up and my activity level slowly decreasing. I want to become healthier by becoming more active and by eating better. I look forward to having a "support group!" Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:20:43 EST Hello I am new to message board....my name is Juli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62062007 Wow this is a wonderful journey that we are on. Thank you all for sharing... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:50:51 EST Hi from Indiana! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62050851 Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm in my 40s, I'm a mom of two teens, I live in Indiana. I'm an educational assistant, and I'm also trying to start a career in freelance copy editing. And I'm overweight and sick of it. <BR> <BR> I've been trying for years to reach a healthy weight. I've used other, very expensive, systems and had some success. However, in the end, I find myself back in front of the ice cream, the chips, and the soda. I know how to lose weight; it's the ability to stick to it that I have al... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:40:15 EST cynthia moore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x62040759 hi I am a little nervous because this is new to me. but I need to lose weight and this community I beleive wiil help me. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:51:45 EST Have to change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61943028 I am a dedicated teacher which means lots of sitting and eating when I'm nervous I want a lot of changes in my life hope I do something about it and contribute to other people's same goals as well. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:19:56 EST Ready for success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61937086 I joined SparkPeople on 7/1/15. I'm not sure about how to participate in these Team Forums. But I thought I'd try. I'm 47 and really need to lose 74 lbs. I haven't been a healthy weight in 15 yrs. I'm hopeful that this will help me finally achieve my goal! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:27:58 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61835157 I've been yo yo dieting for months now and I'm proud to say, I think I am FINALLY going to succeed because I'm MENTALLY ready, unlike before. I'd love some weight loss support and tips to help me along my new journey if anyone would help. Thanks in advance! Hope to hear from someone soon. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:49:44 EST hi peggy here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61823503 I am Peggy. 49 pounds to lose. I don't know what to do. Low carb high fat, weight watchers contradict one another. I want to eat healthy and the right amounts. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:13:24 EST Hello Spark Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61814214 Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. The reason I am joining this active board is because I am feeling overwhelmed, sad, tired, and am not doing any exercise and/or eating well. Hoping to find some support here....Have a great day and a wonderful Father's Day!! Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:43:37 EST Hi Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61812652 My name is Robbie, and I live in SC. My goal is to lose 50lbs, and I can use all the help, support, and advice I can get !!! Thank you. Robbie Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:59:51 EST Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x61800493 Let see: Cats, mold, grass, tulips, milk, trees and I am not sure what else...I am sure there is a lot more. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:20:18 EST I'm Dave, and I'm a gamer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61791625 Howdy folks. My wifey is working really hard to lose weight, so I'm joining her here to lose my "6-pack Protective Device" I've built up over the years. I don't drink or anything, just sit on my computer most of the day playing Warcraft, kinda like I used to do when I was in the navy. If I wasn't on watch, sleeping, or working, I was in front of a computer playing something or other. To sum up, I'm more here to support my wifey than myself, but if I score some points here too, all the better. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:15:58 EST Late Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61783455 Good morning! I'm new-ish here. I've been lurking here for about a week but haven't posted an intro yet. My name is Shannon, I'm a 33 year old mother of three (ages 11, 4, & 3). I'm a public health nurse who loves what I do. I'm constantly taking care of everyone else and while doing that I forgot to take care of myself and gained 30 pounds. I recently joined a gym and I've been going 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks. I started my weight loss journey on Jenny Craig back in April at 175 pou... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:27:25 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61709474 My name is NASCOW, and i'm just begun to start this new lifestyle of eating better and exercise. I'm looking forward to using this site and making friends along the way. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 18:24:00 EST Hello everyone, nice to meet you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61706034 My name is Tammie and I want to get back to being active and healthy after bringing up 2 children. I want to be able to play with and be active with my grandson. Several people I know have gotten great moral support here and now I want to try. Hope we all meet our goals today. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:01:14 EST teacherterri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61694667 I've had 34 surgeries on my left leg. Any suggestions on how or what exercises I can do. I can walk about 1200 steps a day. Sun, 7 Jun 2015 02:26:29 EST Im new to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61692430 I put a message already somewhere so if you see me twice Im sorry. Im 50 pounds overweight and 58 felling like 85! Trying to do the strength exercises to start slow, I new I was out of shape but I had not idea. doing them has made me feel like a limp noodle my muscles are so weak, but im going to keep doing them cause obviously I need them badly. Just want to start feeling better and have more energy. Living a little longer has its pluses too. Good Luck everyone. Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:01:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61638958 I'm very happy to be a part of this group! I'd like to help as much as I can! A bit about me: <BR> I've battled seasonal allergies all my life and I have to deal with chronic sinusitis a bit too often. I'm pleased to say I've learned to get around my allergy symptoms and keep my sinusitis in check as to avoid the dreaded post-nasal drip that is not laughing matter. I'd be happy to help and share what I know ^_^ Sun, 31 May 2015 22:39:02 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61636254 I joined back in January, but never bothered using any of the community features before now. I am 30-something years old and hoping to lose 30-something pounds to be at my goal weight. Sun, 31 May 2015 16:04:44 EST Stepping out with faith and determination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61603571 Hi there I am 57, Have been overweight most of my life. I had lost 70lbs eight years ago, then when i went on insulin I gained back 45lbs. <BR> Iam at present on the Medical Bariatric Clinic(not surgery!!!!) program at an Ontario Hospital clinic 8 weeks into a 6month program. I have lost 15 lbs in 4 weeks. Under the care of a specialist, Nurse, Dietician and councellor. While OHIP covers the program it does not pay for the meds or Meal portion. I saved for a year inorder to do this. <BR> I am... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:51:57 EST Ready for fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61549732 Hi all. I am excited about joining SparkPeople and getting my health back in line. Over the last year I've developed arthritis and high blood pressure, so it is time for me to get this under control. My goals are to run with my kids and to ride my horses without pain again. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:37:02 EST Michelle from NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61541181 Hello, They say you loose more weight with others so I am looking for my others. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:06:38 EST On the right track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61535809 Hi I'm Brittany, I'm new to this but I now feel I'm on the right track to lossing weight. I have a long way to go but I know I can do it.im trying to lose weight by cutting calories because I am disabled and unable to exercise the way I need too, I hope to lose enough weight to help with my mobility. Wish me luck Tue, 19 May 2015 22:46:43 EST My name is Vicki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61522273 I am now introducing myself to LOW GLYCEMIC food choices. <BR> Does anyone have good ideas about breakfast choices and lunch. I can figure out the evening meals ok. <BR> What about snacks????????? <BR> What about GOOD salad dressings either to make or already prepared????? Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:45 EST In Seek Of Motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61465262 Hey!!! New to the community - <BR> I'm loosing all motivation and need to get back on track! <BR> I've had setbacks because "Life Happens" And took a week off but today I just did nothing. I wanted to work out but was LAZYYYY as HELL!!!! I need to get back on it and get it together. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:02:16 EST Aloha from Oahu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61404399 Hello! I am beginning my Fit before 40 challenge as of...well, yesterday. This is it, my last stretch before the big four-O to get back into shape, become healthy and boost my energy. I want to last over another 40 years, have another child, meet and play with my grandchildren and great grandchildren and be healthy doing it. I'm going to need a lot of encouragement and have a lot of encouragement to give. I look forward to meeting team members on SparkPeople and making lifelong friends. ... Tue, 5 May 2015 02:31:00 EST Up and running finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61403841 Wow didn't think getting a new computer was going to be such a hassle been trying to get my page up and just not succeeded woot woot ,time to get serious Mon, 4 May 2015 23:53:30 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61383260 Hi everyone I'm new to this and just signed up for Spark people. Any tips and tricks you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Hope everyone is having a skinny day :) Sat, 2 May 2015 17:45:25 EST Hello my name is Paula http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61349171 Hello. I am new to this and really need a friend to helpguide me. I have gotten to the point of fearing for my life after this past weekends events. We went to an all day concert outside in the full sun in Fort Myers Florida. I was with my two girls that have been to a concert before and 3 hours into it I pvassed out. I was taken by golfcart to a medic tent and then on to the hospital by ambulance. I had to leave my children behind to find for themselves. They are adults so they could no... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:31:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61336842 Hello everyone, I am new to this and hoping to stay motivated in reaching my weight loss goas. I hope I can help encourage others as well as be encouraged by all the wonderful people out there who are on the same path. Have a wonderful day and good luck during your journey. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:43:50 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61323858 Hi there. My name is Jennifer and I joined SparkPeople this past week and have been slowly poking around the site. I live in MN and my husband and I have a cat and dog. I am a knitter and crafty girl, a bookwork, and I love to take our old camper out to the state parks and hit the trails. My goal is to make healthier choices and to educate myself on what it takes to get to a healthy weight and to maintain that for life. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:36:09 EST New to the fam... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61309824 ...but not new to allergies. I suffer from allergy headaches terrible. The pain stops me from functioning sometimes and most the time I make it through the day. I had a sinus infection 2 times within a year for the first time in 43 years. I'm thinking of surgery. What do you think? Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:47:11 EST Sarah Amanda Holt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61296432 Hi there my name is Sarah Amanda Holt. I use to go onto the teen spark person but since I have turn 19 in March I figured I join sparkpeople main site. Anyway I am a new mom as of January 22 2015. I had a little boy that me and my fiancé Trandon named BrentLee Ralph. I really want to lose weigh so I know that I can keep up with the little one as he grows up into a man, I also want to reduce the insulin that I am taking so maybe one day I wont have to take any and I have a better chance of bei... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:59:40 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61263698 I am new to SP and looking for support from like minded people who lost their weight with Ideal Protein. I would appreciate any information! Thank you! Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:16:18 EST Hope this works http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61252812 I am 60+ lbs over where I should be. I have lost weight over and over but just can't have the ability so far to keep it off. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:19:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61214320 Hello, I am praying this works for me. I am so tired of being over weight. This is not something new for me. I have always been over weight. In my younger days I was always active. Not so much anymore. I am ready to start anew. I don't want the surgery because I have been sick and had my fare share of them. So Please Help me to put my best foot forward. If anyone has help please let me know. Thank you ,,, I so want to make this work. I will tell you this. I have never in my life ever really b... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:56:17 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61152527 My name is Chelsee and I'm 23 years old. I have about 120 lbs to lose along with being pre-diabetic, and having high cholesterol and blood pressure. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:27:44 EST Hi, my name is Wendy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61144193 I am 38yrs old. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have been together for 23yrs. We have a beautiful 21yr old daughter and 2 amazing grandsons. I am looking to lose weight so I know I can be healthy to continue to enjoy my family and to hopefully help build my self-esteem. I struggle hard with motivation. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:31:59 EST hello my family!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61095537 I'm Teresa, Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:14:13 EST Here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61022723 Hi everyone! My name is Rhoda aka Angelfeather1. I have recently undergone treatments for breast cancer and have a history of high blood pressure and gout. I just turned 50 and want to join you in a new life of weight loss (control), and good health! I look forward to getting to know you and sharing our stories and successes! :) Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:27:58 EST Spark seeker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61022556 Second time trying SP, did well the first time. I work full-time, have a teenaged daughter and am engaged to an incredible man. Life is definitely great, but I have got to lose this weight!! Looking for any tips, tricks to make meals quick (but healthy). Fiance is a bit picky (not many veggies and no fish), that is really my only dietary challenge. I also need accountability and motivation. I know I feel better when I'm not carrying extra weight, I'm not afraid of exercise (I was in the milit... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:06 EST Hello, new one here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61012884 Hello my name is Carla Paradis. I have tried losing weight, and always gained it back. I don't eat red meat, fish, or tofu. I do love fruits and veggies. So, I'm here to lose weight and this time with support. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:28:16 EST Newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x61010343 Hi I'm new to this site. Found it by chance. Anyone on here from New Jersey? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:57:07 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60965442 I guess we are all here for the same reason.. <BR> Good luck to everyone. :) Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:32:22 EST grandma needs to loose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60952463 I am excited to be a part of spark people.(first day) I need to loose about 100lbs to make me more healthier. would really love to have any information that can help me. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:59:56 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60951443 I am allergic to everything according to the allergist. I live alone with two spoiled felines, one of each sex. I enjoy life and volunteer many hours to different organizations and needs. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:38:57 EST cook who need to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60909166 Hi my name is Sandy I'm a 55 year old grandma who job as a cook who need to lose weight but it is hard as I need to taste the food I cook been marry for 30 1/2 years . have done weight watcher but it so prices and when you go off it you gain it all back so want to try this. can't wait for spring to come to get out in my flower gardening. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:55 EST blog41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60903984 I'm just joining today and don't really know what I'm doing. I hope this helps me, I'm going to try my best. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:51:44 EST Hello my name is Debi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60891874 I never had an issue with weight until I quit smoking. Yes quit smoking May 2001, got hypnotized yes it worked. I have not had a smoke since. But slowly my weight went up I did gain 40 lbs. Started using a smaller plate and ate smaller portions and lost 25 of the 40. Then we moved to WV from MA in 2013. My routine and eating habits certainly changed. Now I have gained back the 25 lost lbs. The nice weather is just around the corner and I plan to take advantage of doing things outside to incr... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:36:38 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60883502 I am Christine . I have been on a diet off and on since I was 11 or 12 years old. I stopped when I was pregnant with my oldest as I wanted to focus on being healthy and not be fearful of weight gain. I have gained so much and I don't want to have the obsession I had in the past with diet and exercise. I am committing today to keep the Spark journal, to try to stay within the calorie limits, drink more water, and exercise more regularly. I actually like walking and hiking. I need more en... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:48:30 EST Determined to make changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60860752 As my title suggests I've found the determination to start my fitness and weight loss journey again. Just wanted to say hi and hope to become part of this community :-) Sat, 7 Mar 2015 06:56:34 EST Running/ working out with allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x60844773 Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> This winter I discovered running for me. Now this week as it starts getting warmer and the allergy seasons is about to start. A couple of allergy symptoms already started yesterday during my run. My eyes just got really watery and it actually looked like I am crying during my run. I would really hate to give up running now, as I see progress in my endurance. How do you deal with this? I am really looking forward to hear your advice and see how you deal with allergies... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:37:13 EST Hi I am new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60826747 Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:25 EST Hi I am new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60826740 Hi I am here again, not good at sticking with the program but I have to lose 100 lbs I don't want all my body pain anymore I am a miracle whip addict, I need to overcome this. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:25 EST Losing 60lbs to gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60816433 Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:21:22 EST Losing 60lbs to gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60816090 Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:44:55 EST Losing 60lbs to gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60815998 Hi everyone, is Valerie I am 28 /5'4/214lbs/mother of three 1,5, & 7. <BR> <BR> I am working on losing 60 pounds I just recently restarted the program, after taking a break for a year or so after having a new baby, I previously lost 65lbs,I started at around 245lbs in 2010 and lowest weight before I was pregnant in 2014 was 181-182lbs.. and now I am hoping to to reach my goal Of 160lbs. <BR> <BR> In the past I walked off the weight all at home! No gyms or gear,but now with a very clingy cr... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:31:24 EST Mary's time to start over-again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60811778 I am in the beginning of a complete "re-boot" of my life. My children are all above 21 years old and living on their own. After years of talking about finding jobs by our lake place and moving out there, we have finally taken the plunge and done it! I am leaving behind a career in music ministry, which I loved, but the hours were crazy and left no time for my hubby and I to be a couple. <BR> I have been in and out of healthy eating and exercise habits. My jobs in music ministry made it ha... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:39:20 EST Busy Working Mom - New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60800929 Hello, I've tried Spark before, but had a hard time keeping up with calorie counting. I lost 40 lbs doing South Beach, then about a year later we moved and I got out of my exercise routine, gained it all back, so been pretty hard on myself. This time has been harder than last. I'm trying to find something that works for me - tweaks in my lifestyle, without anything dramatic. I don't eat a ton, but I absolutely love food and often make bad food choices. I do light exercise, but am often e... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:10:02 EST H http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60797562 Hi!, I'm Becky. I am 26 years old, 5'e, and 280 pounds. I'm sick of not feeling well all the time and being tired and self conscious. I'm getting to the point where it is getting hard to even find plus size clothes that fit comfortably. I've been through so much in my life, and have not had a very good start in life as far as being taught healthy eating etc...I am one of those that have lost weight, gained it and more back. The pattern seems to be that I'll loose about 40 pounds and then stop... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:51:34 EST Hello my fellow 'Change Agents' My name is Loretta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60764081 I'd like to tell you a little about why I joined "Spark People". I have struggled with weight gain, loss, and regain for about 15 years now. I picked up some very bad eating habits over the years running a home with husband-children, working, and going to school. As we all know bad habits are hard to break and I am hoping that I will find people in this social network to help encourage me, kick me in the backside when I need it, cry with me, and walk with me through my successes and failur... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:19:13 EST Hi my name is Sudie-g http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60679411 I am over weight, and headed towards having sugar. Sugar runs in my family. And their is a lot of health issue that go's with gaining weight. and I want to be healthy. willing to do what ever it takes to remain healthy. two years ago I was 125lb now i'm 204. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:03:47 EST Optimistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60663407 I have a very long history of losing weight, keeping it off, and gaining it again. I want the merry go round to stop and finally get healthy. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 07:44:12 EST surviving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60641501 Hi my name is Cat. I hope all is well with everyone. I suffer from manic depression/Bipolar and have been an insomniac since a child. That was very traumatic especially when there is school in the morning. My story is long and depressing so I'll skip all that. I have taken every sleeping pill natural, medical, listening to music cd's and the only thing that works is my Ambien. I love this pill. I call it my miracle pill. after years of no healthy sleep. Now I can sleep, yes I get up ... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:04:40 EST Liz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60619328 Hi Sparks family. <BR> My name is liz. I need to lose some weight to get healthy. I hope this group can help me stay on track. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:10:40 EST Day 1 for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60612083 I feel very alone in my weight struggles. On the outside I present to the world a happy, friendly person yet inside I feel so inadequate and uncomfortable because of my weight. Food has been my comfort since early childhood and I struggle. <BR> Last November I turned 70 and had promised myself I would not be fat for this birthday, but I was. I have raised 3 daughters as a single parent and between them, I have 6 very handsome grandsons ages 25 to 7. <BR> My passion is sewing and all types... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 19:08:15 EST Introduction-Long time away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60607818 Greetings everyone I'm Christine! I had been on SparkPeople a few years back. It's been awhile but I am back now. Now that I am at a different point in my life, I hope to be able to share my story and my journey just do what I can to help motivate others cope and get through any current challenges of their own. Please feel free to reach out if you would like or need any nutritional resources, performance training plans, etc. I am finishing up my Registered Dietitian license as well as current... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:22:38 EST Hi I'm Felia B http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60603778 Okay, I'm going to try this again! This morning I was praying and telling the Lord that I really need to lose some weight and I wanted to find a good way for me to do so. <BR> <BR> I was web searching and came upon SparkPeople! Wow! Get that a "spark" in my mind to search the web and "sparkpeople" came up which "sparked' me into wanting to be a part of this group! <BR> <BR> I'm excited and afraid at the same time! <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me so far. And a specia... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:43:59 EST Hello folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60585630 Hi. I am new here. I am 43,and out of shape. Advise and support would be welcome. Thank you Sat, 7 Feb 2015 02:53:20 EST Hi I'm patty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60563684 Just had gastric sleeve bypass any support groups for this? 1 week today! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 20:24:06 EST I will succeed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60548029 This is day 1 and I already feel invincible! I have about 50 lbs to loose and am super excited I found this program! Thanks for your support! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:10:31 EST Very New to Social Media http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60482349 Hi, <BR> I'm trying something new! Feedback and tips are welcome--I'm diving in without looking at the "rules." As I come to better understand my feelings I'm looking for support and also a place to share what I'm learning along the way. Thanks for providing a forum. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:44:16 EST Hello SparkTeam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60476067 I am here today to set my new lifestyle goals. I needed some motivation and someone to hold me accountable. So here I am! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:02:33 EST Hello I am Rakhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60437146 Hi all, I am Rakhi. I really want to reduce my weight and my waist size. :) Hope being with you people will help me:) Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:00:16 EST New Year New Attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60426413 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I decided to start the new year with a new attitude. I am committing to myself, my health and my future. I decided to find people that were going thru the same things I was regarding my health and fitness goals. I hope to find people I can encourage and support who will do the same for me. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know many of you this year and to fulfilling my goals. <BR> <BR> Nancy Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:25:42 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60392866 My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:21 EST Hello people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60374920 Just moved back to ohio from Maryland. Seriously depressed there. Started weight loss day after Thanksgiving. Lost 32lbs. Trying to continue. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:29:26 EST Hello I am a people who eats no matter what http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60333050 I lose 99 pounds 6 years and gained it all back plus 10 more pounds -I lost one of my very best friend- My Father. He used to be there for me...he went through so much medically that all he wanted was me to lose the weight and become healthy. I let him down and myself. I now take care of my mother. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:14:50 EST Young Grandma joinging Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60321756 Hi all! I've been hearing about this site from my TOPS, (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), team leader who raves about it. My goal is to make my KOPS, (Keeping Of Pound Sensibly), status by our last weigh in for 2014 on December 29. My long term goal is to lose 47 pounds by the end of the year, my short term goal is to lose 24 pounds by the end of June. My even shorter goal is to just take it one day at a time and be positive. <BR> I'm doing this to inspire my family, to have the energy to kee... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:45:49 EST Watusi3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60318386 Hi everyone! As of this March I have been with Sparkpeople for 1 year. I have not lost a single pound, infact I have gained 3. I am a 55 year old grandmother. The weight just does not melt off like it did thirty years ago. Oh well I am not giving up yet. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:32:23 EST back again never quit quitting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60315947 No time like the present to make a better me! Any encouragement is appreciated. Struggle with exercise but don't want to shop in plus size forever..looking to lose 40-45 lbs by August to start by making healthy habit changes and gaining some positive influence in my life. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:01:34 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60304737 Hi my name is Pat Reynolds and I just found this site and so far it's very exciting! I have 60 pounds to lose and have been very depressed since I broke my ankle about a year ago and am finding it hard to get motivated to exercise since I am always in pain. But I plan to overcome this this year. I am looking for any advise on some low impact exercises. Have a great day everyone! Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:46:18 EST Trying to isolate my food triggers... need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x60300104 I don't know that this qualifies as an allergy but both my doctor and a nutritionist have only said "trial and error" to determine what's causing my symptoms and I don't know where to start. Also here is your warning that this may be TMI :) <BR> <BR> I have occasional bouts of painful stomach cramps accompanied by bloating. The episodes are becoming more frequent but still have only occurred in the evenings. The cramps feel like they are related to digestion and do (eventually) cause some... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:15:00 EST This is IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60263428 Have tried every diet, every fad, but doctor said, "You're getting old enough, now, that the things you got away with in the past will no longer work. I'm hear to help you get healthy." So...that is my resolution, to journal my food, to keep checking for updates and info on SparkPeople, and to get healthy. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:29:53 EST SAHM looking for support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60257749 Hi!, I am a stay at home mom of 2, with 3 step children (grown). I am trying to lose 10 more pounds, I've lost 8 so far! WE have horses and love to ride, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family. My biggest challenge is eating when I'm tired and anxious. I still get up a lot during the night with our toddler and feel tired very often! I am starting the year out very positive and hope to find some encouragement here to meet my weight loss goal and maintain a healthy weight! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:26:37 EST Am I still alive???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x60242263 Yea I am just a little out of shape: I just did the 20 minute Yogalates video with my daughter and I thought I was going to DIE. SMH never do Yoga or Pilates with a gymnast if you are out of weight! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:50:37 EST Penny from Vermont http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60238426 Hi, <BR> I am a 55 yr old woman from Vermont. I was told by my heart doctor that I had to quit smoking and lose 20 lbs by June. Eventually, I will have to have my heart valve fixed and he wants me in the best health so recovery will be easy. I quit smoking on January 1st (cold turkey) and joined Sparkpeople to log in my meals to keep an eye on what I eat. I just started walking on my treadmill. I feel a little overwhelmed:} Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. This ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:29:32 EST Happy 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60237754 Hi everyone, my name is Hally. I have joined your team for help on losing 24 pounds that I have gained since I quite smoking this past summer. I wish everyone a wonderful & safe 2015 filled with love and laughter. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 15:22:29 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x60199949 I feel the need (for accountability purposes) to list my goals on each of my team pages. <BR> A little later I will talk about my allergy/asthma. <BR> <BR> So here goes: <BR> <BR> I want to try a different system this time. On the 1st of each month, I am going to weigh in. ( even if it is close to my weekly weigh in day) I will be sharing with my accountability partner my goals for each month. My plan is to keep goals as simple as possible and to cover exercise\food\weigh-in and check in. ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:18:19 EST Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60193295 Once upon a time, I weighed 125 lbs. Now I don't. My son just turned 4, and I still have the baby weight, 10 lbs of which I have lost & gained. Earlier last year, I was working with a health coach through my health insurance provider, but I switched jobs and, of course,switched insurance & lost my coach. I'm not super-active, but I do enjoy walking. I love to cook, and am actually pretty good at it. One thing I was working on with the coach was transitioning to Clean Eating, and I'm abou... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 23:16:54 EST Returning to Spark w/my Jawbone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60191987 I am Julie. I am a few months away from 50 years old. I have been a “sparker” for a long time. However in May or June of last year – I had to take a break. I had lost 30 of my 50 pounds and was spending more time on-line with spark than I was with my husband. A little over a month ago – we both committed to get healthier. We bout Jawbone Up fitness bands, and I have been faithfully using that. But the first recommendation was to use it with myfitnesspal. I have been good with using tha... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:56:46 EST getting started anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60191806 Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. I found this site when a patient of mine was telling me about 12 week challenges she found for motivation. A Google search brought me here. I have lost weight in the past, gained back, yo yo'd awhile. At 64 years of age it's time to get my life in order- I have a mother with Alzheimer's, and if anything happens to me there is no one to take care of her. So here I am- and I plan to reach my goal (104 lbs down) in 12 months as a Sparkpeople member. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:40:12 EST Greetings Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60190412 Have just discovered this wonderful place. Hope to have many interesting discussions with you. I teach English second language in Québec. My main focus at the moment is to get back to enjoying a healthy lifestyle so that I can feel energized! <BR> Bye, <BR> Jackie Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:06:29 EST Just someone who wants to live life again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60182640 I am a 36 mother of 3, grandmother of 1 who just needs to get back in shape and lose lots of weight. I want to be healthy for my family but most importantly for myself. I always put others before myself and by doing so I gave up on myself. I lost my younger brother to brain cancer a few months ago, before he passed I promised him that I would live my life for the both of us. I need to take my life back but I have no idea where to start. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:13:22 EST I need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60182428 I want to restart my fitness journey. I've lost 60 pounds before, but managed to gain it all back. I'm looking for a partner in this journey to keep each other on track via email/text. when I first lost weight I had someone who did it with me, but I no longer have that support. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:21:20 EST New Year Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60176978 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I am Kelli from NW_OK, I am striving for a healthier lifestyle this year not just a crash diet. I unfortunately suffer from some regular seasonal allergies along with some crazy cosmetic/additive allergies. I am hoping going whole foods will help immensely. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:42:00 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60176434 I am sorta new here. I actually signed up in 2013, but I never did anything with it. So here I am again!! I would love any encouragement you can give. I will do my best to help and encourage anyone that I can. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:49:00 EST New Life in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60174226 Hello everyone! My name is Lisa, I have hope and faith that this year will bring great things! Alot has happened to my life in the last 2 years. I am determined to conquer the weight first and get in shape for my first grandchild in May. So very excited to communicate with fellow spark people! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:15:27 EST Needing help to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60162212 Hi, my name is Starsassy. I've been on here before but it's been a long time. I'm 45 years old. I have 3 kids & 7grandkids. I'm a proud mom & Nana. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 03:29:11 EST i need a support system http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60150409 My name is betty I am 57 years young I need to lose 100 PDS I had my thyroid removed this year I was 305 lost to 288 went back up to 299 I am married to a wonderful man for 28 years but he is not a support system he loves junk food when I get depressed I eat all junk food I was praying someone can help me to lose this weight thank. You Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:00:38 EST WANT TO SEE LESS OF MYSELF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60136935 Hello there! I was always walking 3 miles per day 3 years ago, and then became sedentary due to taking care of mother. The 50 #'s crept up on me again. I've done it before, and I KNOW I can do it again, because I am psyched for the new year ahead. If you don't have a supportive husband, and he doubts your efforts, get started like I did with a new girlfriend to walk in the park with. What a motivation and a blessing for 2015!! Hey, he is going to miss seeing more of me, but he is g... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:22:35 EST Tired of being tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60130879 Hello everyone, I'm looking for motivation and support to meet my goal of losing 30 pounds. The past year, I've neglected my health with working full time, wrapping up my BSN, and taking on a new role leaving very little time for anything else. I'm wanting to gain my energy and health back by being more active and eating healthier. This site looks like the place to achieve that! <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mary Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:36:08 EST Hi my name is Dawn Gordon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60086574 My goals are to be able to get myself to eat 3 square healthy meals a day with snacking in between. However I am a diabetic and a smoker who just found out a few years ago that I have COPD/ Emphysema . I was also diagnosed with major depression and anxiety. My goals is to lose weight but cannot to strenuous activities due to joint pain and arthritis. I need to get a little more active without sending myself into a breathing issue but also not to hurt my joints any further then they are right... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:29:37 EST Hi everyone &#128522; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60055083 Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm Sheridin and I've joined the site for support throughout my weight loss journey. I find that I do better when I am held accountable ot simply just inspired by my fellow Sparkpeople's progress. My final goal is to lose 80 pounds. I am setting mini-goals of losing 7-10 pounds a month. Any advice is welcome &#128522; Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:14:50 EST Renee Lyons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60035352 hi <BR> <BR> joined today, have to lose 30 lbs. struggle with what to eat and what to do for a workout Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:19:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60013353 Hi everyone I am new here. I have a massive amount of weight to lose so i'm aiming at 50 lbs. per time as a goal. I have struggled with staying commited to any program and came across sparkpeople while doing an internet search. I'm hoping to meet fun, supportive people who have the same goals as myself. So far i'm liking the website however i'm sure i'm not understanding the entire thing and all the benefits it has to offer so any suggestions and tips would be appreciated ! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:53:55 EST New beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60009527 Hi everyone, my name is Roxanne and I am a wife and the guardian of my 5 year old nephew (for the past 2 months). My husband and I moved to FL 2 months ago to care for him and to help my mother out. Over the past 16 years, I have put on a pound or two a year until I am at my heaviest of 160 lbs. I don't like how I look, feel, I don't sleep but am always exhausted, have allergies and just feel "poorly". It is time for a lifestyle change and that is why I am here. I hope to lose almost 50... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:26:27 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x60007211 Hi my name is Anna. I am new to this Allergy group. I am allergic to Mesquite, and have landed myself in West Texas...........go figure. So I will need lots of help here!!!! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:26:05 EST Procrastination Meets Determination & Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59976838 Hi! So Military injury & surgeries packing on some weight, changing my look & outlook (on lots of things) has finally reached the need for change. I have become involved with my husband's recovery option of bicycling. 500-600 mile awareness/fundraisers for the military & non-profits who support us. My first one is a few months away and I will reach my goals along the way! I'm excited. I just hope I hold off my old friends 'procrastination & self-criticism'!! Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:55:55 EST Wens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59923454 I am 46 and trying to lose weight and quit smoking at the same time. I have fibro and other medical conditions that make it difficult at times to stay active. We have a new dog that I try to walk everyday. When it is raining like today that is not so easy to do because he does not like the rain. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 08:42:37 EST Cedwyer is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59889803 I want to feel alive again because I am so tired of eating myself to death. Looking for support and words of inspiration to keep me moving forward. Moving at all, sounds pretty good right now. <BR> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:55:22 EST Starting over ....Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59886270 hello to all I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. once again I've decided to start something new. Since ive last logged my stats I've lost close to 3 pounds. No major changes no exercise yet just drinking more water I went from no water to about 5 to 6 cups a day no junk food and I've actually been eating I had 3 meals yesterday. I had no cravings for picking or snacking. I have not done any exercise yet I plan to start Dec. 1st I've been using spark people to log my food.... I read... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:13:03 EST Allergies all year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x59772251 I have been fighting allergies for years. I do Nasacort which keeps most in check. I carry my inhaler every where, just in case a roof or road is being tarred. I also carry my list of drug allergies inside my address book. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:30:50 EST Hello everyone :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59760227 I'm new and a little nervous about trying to lose 75 pounds! Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:15:22 EST hey there im Chris im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59703633 I'm trying this out to try and lose a little weight and help would help Sat, 8 Nov 2014 17:36:23 EST Hi I'm Cathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59680391 i have recently been told I have diabetes. That is why I'm joining again to Sparks people. I don't want to get worse and have to start taking pills oe injections. I need to lose 90 lbs. I have been overweight most of my adult life. I've tried many things before and failed. I've read most in enters have failed some 1000 times before there invention finally comes together. I have to believe this time it will all come together for me. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:22:57 EST Hello this my first time using sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59679488 I am a 45 year old female of a special needs child . I am over weight and can't seem to loss the weight no matter what i do . I love being outside with my kids . Now that winter is fast approaching its kind of hard to get outside and get the exercise that i need . Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:40:20 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59596330 Hi! I'm a new user to SparkPeople, and I'm looking for friends. I am a full time working mom of a very active 7 year old boy. I volunteer at school, have a full time job at the office and part time job at home. I am also very active in my local adoption community. I love reading and spending time with friends and family. I am getting back into exercise after my surgery almost 2 years ago. I want to so this but need motivation otherwise I won't push myself. I'm excited to be on this jo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:53:38 EST Aloha from Hawaii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59592972 Aloha from Hawaii! <BR> <BR> I have sinus allergies to cats, dogs, dust, and mold. <BR> <BR> I use a Neilmed rinse and/or saline spray once or twice a day which helps. I take Claritin or Zyrtec daily. <BR> <BR> I am committed to drinking 8 cups of water a day which also seems to help. <BR> <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople so I'm glad to find a group to get some insight on what works/doesn't work for others with allergies. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:42:24 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59590767 I've been bad for a few weeks now, and am ready to start over. I had lost 28 lbs, and now have gained back 10. I'm one of those binge eaters. I can't just take one bite, I have to eat it all. I think I need to be really strict on my diet to start with, and then maybe learn how to be more moderate. I'm just now recovering from a badly sprained ankle, so am limited in physical exercise, but want to resume as soon as I can. Walking and stair climbing are my most successful forms of exercise... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:17:24 EST another newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59555870 Hi, I am new here. Needing to lose around 90#'s. I have multiple muscle disorders and diseases which make exercising a chore and a half, I also am living on disability so money is very very tight, also have to cook for 6 kids and a husband, two of which have several food allergies not limited to legumes of all types, seafood, shellfish and rice. Cooking is not an easy thing to figure out as food is not cheap and the good for you cheap foods most of which we cant cook or have in the house such... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:33:18 EST What is your motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2912x827x59532955 I am just wondering what is everyone's motivation to lose weight? I have been trying to lose weight a couple times but it has been really hard for me. I always felt terrible when I eat something but end up feeling hungry by the end of the day and would start to eat like crazy during midnight. I know that I have a goal but it is just really hard to stick to my diet plan. Just wondering how everyone here is able to keep up with their diet plan or what would you guys do if there's a lunch date w... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:09:40 EST Complicated life... THIS is for ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59517866 New to Spark, 49, newlywed (3 years), mom lives with us, dementia, his mom is in ICU post car accident, & I'm pulling my hair out! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:01:04 EST Mother of 2 boys 15 and 3 - 42 years old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59487795 I am 4'10" tall and I am 165 lbs. I am tired all the time and don't eat healthy and I want to change that with exercise and diet. I can't keep up with my 3 year old, my house is dirty, I am not motivated to do very much and I know it is time. I am an accountant by trade, so I sit at a desk all day. I am an artist by passion so when I have time I paint, draw or whatever hits my fancy at the time. I have also written a children's book that has SAT words in it to help them learn. I want my... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:14:18 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59482974 Hi, Just a quick intro about me. I have decided to try SparkPeople for two reasons: <BR> 1) Lose Weight - 30 pounds (ugh) <BR> 2) IBS - I noticed there is a FODMAPS community here and I would like to try this diet. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of SparkPeople! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:23:03 EST yes !!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2912x827x59448896 10 <em>380</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:36:00 EST Carlinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59437483 I am a long time diabetic and need help. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:48:35 EST Hi there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59420552 Hi everyone!! I'm Karen and even though I've been on SparkPeople for a long time, I didn't get really serious about it til today. <BR> <BR> I have horrible allergies and it's been a rough allergy season for me here in Michigan. Tonight we have a freeze warning and I hope that the allergens get knocked down a bit .... LOL. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with my weight most of my life. I'm weighing in at 306 right now, but I'm hoping to shave off at least 100 lbs in the next 6 or 7 months. U... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:38:57 EST Just saying hi :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59350158 My name is Tiffanie. I am horribly out of shape and horribly overweight ... I have been for a couple years now. I am wanting to lose quite a bit of weight and increase my fitness so I can start doing some of the things I enjoy again ... like riding my bike and running. Fri, 3 Oct 2014 20:27:41 EST gayle "hi". http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59337426 My name is Gayle, I live in Cutler Bay Fl. I have always been heavy (not this heavy), want to loose 10lbs fast, 15 more after that. Very frustrated. I am 47yrs. old and put on 10lbs this year !! Help !! Thu, 2 Oct 2014 17:03:17 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59337341 New to this site. Giving it a try. I usually feel beyond help most days-sometimes there's a breakthrough but it doesn't seem to last. I exercise with Teresa Tapp (T-Tap) at home and I hate to go to the gym Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:56:11 EST Nice to meet you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59337340 New to this site. Giving it a try. I usually feel beyond help most days-sometimes there's a breakthrough but it doesn't seem to last. I exercise with Teresa Tapp (T-Tap) at home and I hate to go to the gym Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:56:11 EST So far, so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59333322 I have a problem with both high sugars and cholesterol, so I came to this site hoping that it will help. <BR> It will be hard but I will succeed. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:27:57 EST MONICA2622's SparkPage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59251550 Hi ! <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and I am very excited to be here, I am on day 7 and found that changing simple habits will get you results. I am down two pounds!!! Looking forward to seeing motivating messages as I continue my journey as I am sure I will be hitting valleys soon. I will stay strong !! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:23:07 EST just for me1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59235768 I am 57, got injured at work and started falling apart Health wise, I have limited mobility as Knee injury, Need to get back on track. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:08:20 EST Beth Mae http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59207242 I am older in body and weight and serious about feeling better by losing weight and becoming more active. My. Daughter introduced me to Sparks a couple years ago. I liked it but did not commit myself to this program. Day 1-made my daily menu, going shopping for the right foods and will then find some exercise I can do. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:32:16 EST Lone Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59163602 My name is Felicia. I am dealing with a serious health crisis with my boyfriend. He has cancer and it's returned and I have not been exercising nor eating the way I should have for the last 4 weeks. I need your help to get back on track and most of all to stay fit,focused, and to find me again. :(:( Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:34:44 EST Dont give up. God is your strength! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59116634 Hi. My name is Lisa and im from Norway. I always struggle to loose weight,i am active and walk aloot almost every day but that is not enough for me to loose weight only to maintain my weight because i over eat almost every day.These last month Jesus has encourage me to loose weight, because my body is a temple for the Holy Spirit i must keep my body healthy. I started every day now to pray towards my goals because i know tht prayer is the first step to success and if anyone else want to try t... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:53:53 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59078354 Hi, I'm new to Spark, and I would like to lose about 55 pounds. I have been overweight for over 21 years. I have already lost 14 pounds in the last 3 months just by using my treadmill 5 - 6 days a week. My goal is to lose 55 more pounds by the time my daughter graduates from college next year. I could really use the support and make new friends. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:24:32 EST Moke1963 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59063287 Hi! I found this website and thought it was just what I need. I am a 67 year old single female who really needs to loose weight and exercise. I don't want to grow any older in the same shape I am in. I had a total knee replacement in May and I am doing very well. No excuses to go forward with the exercises. I really believe the info on this sight is just the help I need. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:54:21 EST Weight Loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59032444 Hello my name is Terri Spencer. I need to loose around 53 pounds. I weigh 173 and want to get down to 120. I've been this weight for the past few years. I've only been on this site the past couple of days and from what I've seen it looks like it will be really helpful and very supportive! Some of my interests are needle work such as counted cross stitch and quilting (by hand), art work such as painting and doing origami and reading Christian books as well as watching Christian movies. I... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:49:37 EST blessed by the best and ready to get going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59004347 Hi my name is Mary, and I am ready to get moving and lose some weight. Everyone have a good night and a great day tomorrow Labor day. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:37:59 EST Cathy, me, needs motivation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x59002750 I have lost 120 ponds about 5 yrs ago. But I put back on 30 of those pounds and can't get motivating to taking it off. I am afraid 30 will turn into a 100. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:04:50 EST Sinus cleaned out.... Your opinion. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x58986128 I have had sinus problems for yrs. they get bad enough I lose my hearing. I went for an audio test a few weeks ago and had been told I may need them cleaned out right now I'm using QNasl it help. But I want to know from someone that has theirs cleaned out if it is worth it. I use rinses when it in the bottom ones but most of the time it's too high for the rinse to work. Woke up today on my birthday and vac day to a sinus headache really for it to stop. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:31:00 EST Pattyfay40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58965597 I would like to join a message board of people on the South Beach Diet for moral support and tips on what to eat. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:06 EST hi guys! trying to get a little social haha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58944502 i've been on sparkpeople since may and never made an attempt to talk to anyone and i think it's about time i do! i'm 20 years old and from new jersey. i was raised in a family that centers life around food, so it's been a journey and a half staying on track with them around. haha. i'd love to make new friends and talk to you guys about anything at all so feel freee to shoot me a message! :) Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:45:47 EST Life's Challenging moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58921897 My name is Anne. I've been involved with SparkPeople before, losing 60 lbs. I kept that off and it's time to get myself going again....taking time out for me from my crazy world of stress and chaos that seems to follow me. <BR> I work a very stressful job and recently left my abusive marriage of 17 years. I then found the love of my life after having lost contact with him 30 years ago. We're married now but the divorce/shared parenting dulldrums really get me down. that being said, I h... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:23:53 EST Hello to all the Sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58892200 My name is Luiza, and I live and work in Mexico. I am working on finding out more about binge eating and have recently joined the Shrink Yourself program. I would like to meet other people online to share and discuss strategies to implement to help me to deal with my emotional overeating. For those of you who know the site perhaps recommend a forum to join to find like minded people. Thank you. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:30:39 EST just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58879163 Hi everyone. Just joined. Hope I can do this!!! Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:19:32 EST it's just me trying to be better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58825202 Hi! My name is Taylor and I have been unhappy in my body for long enough! That is why I have joined spark people. I feel that I need to try something different to motivate me to be a healthier person, and if that means baring my soul to a bunch of strangers(for now) on the internet so be it, as long as it works! For now my goal is to lose 102lbs which would make me 150lbs, smaller than Iever have been as an adult and a teenager. <BR> I really hope to get to know some of you more so that we c... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:08 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58820486 My name is Ciara, and I am a graphic design student at Texas State University. I am seriously considering "going Insane." My younger brothers and sister have taken on Shaun T.'s Insanity Workout this summer and have underwent dramatic physical transformations. I, myself, have tried the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith and lost 20 lbs. before school let out for the summer. Since home, I have put on about 10 lbs. and am ready to get back on the horse. Does anyone out there have advice on how to mak... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:53:53 EST Advice please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x58810728 Hi there! <BR> <BR> I am looking for some advice. I just began a new job, working in the basement of a building and I am assuming there is a lot of dust and mold because my allergies have been terrible lately. I haven't been able to breath since I started and my daily allergy medicine isn't cutting it. I am calling to schedule an appointment with my allergist (I'm long due for one). But I figured I would throw it out to all of you as well. <BR> <BR> Is there anything I can do to make this s... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:19:49 EST Finding My Feet on my Journey of Change... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58756741 Hi, So today is day 1, I'm not sure of what or how yet but I know it is time to do something so here is my first step to a whole new ME. My name is Wendy I hail from South Africa, Kwazulu Natal but now live in a beautiful country called New Zealand along with my husband two teenagers (one daughter, one son) and a Jack called Coco. Look forward to getting to know you all better as we all travel on our own journey of change. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:28:44 EST Determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58746225 I am tired of procrastination. I am determined to become more healthy, I have 36 pounds to lose and want to do it by December 31, 2014. I have tried over and over again but have not been successful. Last summer I was down 20 pounds using the atkins diet but quickly regained the weight. High protein diets work for me but I am don't really like eggs or meat. I would love to be a vegetarian, but it seems that the vegetarian way of life doesn't work for me. I am thinking that I might go on t... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:08:33 EST Moving from Weight Watchers to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58741784 Hello I've lost 52 pounds, now I'm moving from Weight Watchers to Spark. I've got a great fitness regime down and am doing great with my eating. Looking for some support and friendships along my continued journey! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 14:40:44 EST New to the program! Hope it works! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58714774 My major weight gain came after my thyroid was totally removed, I moved and started a new job. All that resulted in a 25 pound weight gain in 4 months. Ugh. I've never had an issue with being overweight until now. I will be 60 this October and would love to loose those stubborn pounds before the 31st of October. Any helpful suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:18:47 EST Need to find creative ways to work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58700473 I really can't afford a gym membership and I just had another procedure done on my feet so I can't ride my bike so things are kind of difficult in the work out field for me right now, I am finding myself getting frustrated as summer is here and I am gaining weight instead of losing or maintaining it. It's got me really frustrated at this point. I just got married in April and I'd like to stay in the very low 100's Please help I just had an ankle nerve block done on my left foot so I'm not s... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:44:54 EST New to Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58693574 I am a retired Senior Citizen and wish to eat healthier. I've been working on a diet plan for several months but am beginning to back slide. I could use some support and advice as I try again. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:30:12 EST Hey, I'm new to the site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58693423 I'm a student, interested in anime and gaming. My main reason to use this site is to lose about 30 pounds and work on getting an active workout routine going. Feel free to add me c: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:03:47 EST Patricia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58681655 I am in need of support to achieve a healthy life style that lasts the rest of my life. I joined this site because it had everything I was looking for. I am a full time student working on a BA in business administration. A non-traditional student I am 50 years old. But I feel great for already having completed 2 years towards my degree. I am a Des Moines resident. I work in a convenience store as assistant manager. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:06 EST Just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58671330 I just joined today. I want a way to keep myself accountable while I work to reach a healthy weight. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:05:04 EST whitegirl14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58669762 hi from someone with a lot of weight to lose Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:13:17 EST Hello There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58662703 My name is Susan. I am starting to change some habits of mine. First, I am going to do some of the things that Mom does...measure food and count my calories and other vitamins. I have done it the past three days. Mom also gave me some other ideas on how she is loosing weight in her condition. She is taking cayenne pepper supplement and eat green beans daily. She can fit into some of her clothes she couldn't last year. Anyways, I am trying to stay to this diet of more healthy foods that I like... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:37:14 EST Sandyblu325@Yahoo.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58659651 Hi! I am hoping to gain more energy and better health. I am going from long vegetarian to raw vegan. I want the energy to up my exercise. And the motivation! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:33:25 EST Hi, I am Karen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58654588 I am praying that this is my final weight loss program. I am 66 years old and 50 pounds overweight. I have tried every plan out there. I need motivation help. I am Gluten intolerant and just diagnosed with diabetes. I want to lose 50'pounds to improve my health and self imagine. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:23:50 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58654282 Im Michelle. 2 years ago. I had lost 163 lbs while in a nursing home. I have gained 30 lbs back and now im trying to do it on my own. Ive discovered that I need people who are going through the same thing. My goal is to lose another 100 llbs. I also want to walk better and be healtnier. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:37:19 EST Am I too old to try again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58645561 Hi my name is Candy, I am almost 68 years old. I have tried many different diets over the years, everything from diet pills to Nutri- System to the cabbage soup diet to Gastric Lap Band surgery. The weight always comes back. As far as my diet goes, I do not eat junk food, fast food, breads or sweets. Except for an occasional piece of chocolate, my downfall! I am a bit OCD about keeping food in my refrigerator and pantry. They always have to be full, even though I usually throw a lot away. I ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:07:05 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58611029 I am 33 years old i have a wonderful and supportive husband and a 7year old daughter and 16year old step-son. I have a rare form of celiac disease where my body kicks out protein that comes from animal flesh with the exception of fish. This makes if difficult to eat food that tastes good. Just hoping that there is anyone out there who hares even half of my situation. Thats basically me. I love t fish, camp, hike and float the river. I love my family and hope to stick round long enough ti be w... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:42 EST Hello Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58606227 HI, My name is Shauna and I am very excite to be apart of this team. I am not a stranger to sparkpeople however I did fall off the healthy trail for quite sometime following some health issues. I am ready to get back in shape and continue a healthy happy life!! Have a good day everyone!! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:21:24 EST Hi there to everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58602231 Hi Cheers for the invitations. I hope you can keep me motivated! I do well at the start then the usual happens, I get down and can't be bothered. So I've got nothing to lose weight for except myself now. No weddings, big parties nowt. So the biggest reason I do have if for myself. I think that maybe motivation enough. But please keep me on track and do my nut in if I lose the plot or you don't hear from me in a while. 1st day done and dusted and feeling good. So cheers again everybody x <BR> ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:44 EST I am READY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58599095 Hey Peeps, <BR> I'm new here O.o...Kinda nervous and Excited <BR> I'm 22 (i'll be 23 in August) and I'm 4' 10" and im trying to lose about 33lbs by the end of the year( i weight 145lbs, i want to weight 112 lbs) . I would like to make friends who are willing to support me on my weight loss journey as i will support them :) <BR> So message me and we can support each other through facebook, snapchat, txt msg, whatever!! <BR> Let me know <BR> Cant wait to start... <BR> Let the self confidence... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:10:27 EST An overweight, struggling grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58520453 I am a Grandmother of 10. I am retired, but sell Origami Owl jewerly to keep myself busy. I have been overweight all my life, but I want to lose weight to get myself healthier. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:04:52 EST CourtClerk1987 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58480034 I've been struggling forever with weight and have tried almost every diet/weight loss program. I'm so afraid of failure, AGAIN! This really looks like something I can do. I actually took a 15 minute walk at lunchtime and it's been about a year since I've walked for exercise. There was a time I could stick with maintaining my weight but not so much anymore. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a successful journey. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:29:46 EST Melanie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58469133 My second day and exploring, using meal tracker but do not know everything Spark has to offer. <BR> <BR> Is there someone who can help me? <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:43:37 EST I have returned-Shouldn't have left! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58457976 I have returned to SparkPeople because I have enjoyed it and it worked-when I put in the required motivational umph. My motivation tends to come and go. At the moment I am hoping that THIS time things will really stick and that in a year I will still be here and be living a healthy life at a good weight. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to "like" exercising. So far my recumbant bicycle and Total Gym are the two pieces of equipment I keep returning to. Walking used to be enjoyable, but frankly, my... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:26:17 EST My first week with SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58457487 Hi, my first week with Spark has been great! I have surprised myself and lost 8 pounds! A friend from L.A. showed me an app he used for weight loss so I went online and found your free site! It's the first time weight loss has made sense to me. I am a visual learner so to see the charts and know where I am meeting goals as far as carbs, protein, etc. and the tips on where to improve and speaking in lay mans terms such as buying individual bags of chips so I can learn portion control. Eve... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:32:14 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58431693 Hey y'all! I'm "iadopted5". Yes, I did adopt 5 children. They were 4,5 7, 14 & 16 at ages of adoption. They are now 16, 16, 18, 18 & 19. Yes, they are a big stress and blessing in my life. Being a therapeutic parent for the past 13 yrs has taken a HUGE toll on my body by way of stress, worry and secondary PTSD. I have ridden the weight loss roller coaster most of my adult life, but the past few yrs have been the hardest. I am 42 (in September) and will be married 25 yrs to the love of... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 21:21:46 EST Asthma & Menopause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2912x827x58375497 Despite a strong family history of asthma, I have not been bothered by asthma until the age of about 49 when I also started experiencing peri-menopausa l symptoms. And now at the age of 54, I am in full menopause and the asthma is markedly worse. I do use Advair daily, and an inhaler as needed, but I'd rather prevent occurrences naturally. I just started investigating the connection between decreased estrogen and increase inflammation (i.e. asthma worsening) and there does seem to be a med... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:44:44 EST Hello.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58340158 So..... I am new, of course.... I joined because of my mom. I am only 20 (21 in December!) but i figured i would get a jump on looking and feeling better! I haven't really made a big effort in the past two years so here is to me putting down the books and crochet hooks for a little while each day! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:56:25 EST Inflammation in nostrils http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x58335580 It is very uncomfortable at night especially. It doesn't seem like I have an excess of mucous, but it just feels like my nostrils are tightening. Does anyone else experience this? Are there natural home remedies for this? If not, are there any medication options? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:09:57 EST Lorraine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58334637 Just started today June 25th which is a wed. need to lose 50 pounds for self esteem and health, quit smoking and gained a ton of weight <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:43:31 EST Struggling and getting no where http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58334158 My name is Alexus and I am 20 years old and over 300 pounds. I have tried many many things to help me lose weight. Ive done weight watchers twice, ive done different diets and eating plans, I have even been on prescription medication to help me lose weight twice and I gain weight while on them even though I nearly stopped eating when taking them. I dont know what I am doing wrong it seems like I gain more and more weight even when I eat right and excerise. Its starts off good and im feeling g... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:49:56 EST Leewall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58325812 Hello Sparkspeople. I'm from Cedar, Michigan. I had a great workout today, enjoyed the meals I made. Cannot wait to hear from others. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:00:57 EST jessbooze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58321830 hi! <BR> looking forward to staying motivated and becoming healthier! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:43:08 EST My name is Kathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58307519 I want to lose some weight and stay healthy Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:06:17 EST Hello and Goodby........ ......patricia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58264308 I don't mean to run out on everyone but I will be back on Monday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:41:47 EST Recommendations for hair dye, detergent, etc? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x58250770 Help! I have overcome so many allergies thanks to juice fasting, plant-based vegan diet, eliminating chemicals and toxins where possible. I know it isn't healthy but I still feel the need to dye my hair. I had a serious reaction to Healthy Look (a darker hair color) and don't know what to do now. I definitely can't have anything with ammonia in it and stay away from sulfites. Also I have had reactions even to Arm & Hammer laundry detergent. I am looking for much safer alternatives that w... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:17:10 EST Lsable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58218869 I just joined today I sure hope it works for me.i have back problems and fibromyalgia and do a lot of sitting unable to exercise much,so here's hoping that i can get my weight off of me..I am 67 and live in north Florida with my husband my 5 dogs 4 cats one horse and 5 Nigerian goats wish me luck Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:30:25 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58211204 Hello, I'm new to Spark People. My goal is to lose 150 pounds in one year so that I can go to my son's destination wedding in Key West and not look like a slob. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:35:14 EST I'm finally making the choice to lose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58199144 Hello. I am stickgrl8. I am new and have already dropped 3 lbs.I need to lose 113 or so so I can use ALL the support I can get. I am a vegan and struggle with my sugar intake. sodas are the worst. thanks to ALL who can support me. and I am totally willing to support any of you too. thanks. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:46:27 EST How do I un-join? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58192908 SparkPeople may be a good system, but I don't have the time to work it. The website makes it very easy to join, but I find it almost impossible to un-join. Can anyone help? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:30:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58187472 Hi my name is Tonia...I am new to SparkPeople. I am a mother of 4 and very happily married. I have struggled with my weight since my last child was born 16 months ago. I have been able to drop 13 lbs and I want to lose about 25-30 more. Looking forward to meeting you! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:19:05 EST Newb that wants to be fit and have time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58185227 My name is Renee and I recently just started college for my BSN degree. I have worked so hard this past year to earn a 4.0 and I even started summer classes. I'm beginning volunteering at a nursing home and hospital. I also work a part time job while still living at home. (I'm a commuter). I just want the motivation and extra time to earn a healthy and fit lifestyle. I can never find the time or energy to workout between studying and working. I have turned to google and came across this wonde... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:14:29 EST Joking to make a better self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58111046 Hi.my name is chyna Rochelle, I really need to make a change in my life and need all the support I can get... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:45:05 EST My first day here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58097122 I hope you are all feeling great today....I am and can not wait to get started here! Hopefully this will help me keep better track of myself. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:24:07 EST Coasterqueen 68 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58089699 I have tried so many diets (Weight Watchers,Atkins,SouthBeach,Etc..) Lost 100#s twice and still here I am 46 yrs old and fighting this rollercoaster but I want to get to my goal and end this ride with a smile ... My husband and I spend most weekends at Cedar Point Amusement Park, in Sandusky,Ohio and we Belong to a roller coaster club...Problem is, if you got to hope you fit on the new coasters because if the belt don't snap, you get off!! I've been fortunate... as of last year, I JUST MADE I... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:33:13 EST Hello from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58021382 Hello my name is Margaret and I am 56 years old. I am a mom of 2 girls and live with my oldest one. I joined Sparkpeople because I have to lose weight to be able to get a liver transplant if I need one because my liver is failing. My daughter is a member on here and told me it would be a good idea to join because we both could use help with getting motivated and staying motivated. Tue, 27 May 2014 23:20:59 EST Hello, I just joined Spark today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x58007416 Hi and it was nice to be welcomed to all the various groups that I listed as problem areas. I listed 8 areas, and this is the one that should not get in my way to my goal of getting rid of 46 lbs in a year. I never had allergies until I turned 62, so have had them for 3 years <BR> I am sensitive to oak pollen, and take Claritin most mornings unless it has just rained. <BR> I have noticed if I drink more water the symptoms are slightly decreased, less runny nose and eyes. Mon, 26 May 2014 20:21:21 EST Glad for the day without allergies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x57997167 For this entire week I have been having itchy eyes and throat along with a stuffy nose. I felt like I was sick. I usually take generic 24-hour allergy pills. It made my symptoms half as severe. At least there was some relief. It was really distracting while trying to work out and take care of my daughter. <BR> <BR> But today I was lucky because I had no allergies at all. I had a blessed day full of fun at the beach in the ocean with my darling girl and got to do my yoga with hardly any inter... Sun, 25 May 2014 22:24:28 EST Ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57995243 My name is Lori (BellaMitzi are the names of my two dogs) and I searched for a carb counter online and found this website! I am a sugar addict and I just got off a day detox eating program to get off sugar and bad carbs. I lost 12 lbs but now at a stand still. I need to lose 65 more lbs so this website is perfect for tracking what I eat and exercising WHICH I AVOID but know I must exercise to get the rest of this weight off. It seems to be harder to lose weight being 50+. I am excited on... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:08 EST Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57991890 Hey there! My name is Ashley and im here to meet others going through similar issues. I'm 25 and have pcos. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years, and this year is where um starting to go the natural route. We've done fertility treatments and all that jazz and im just wanting to try it naturally for a while any insight on the matter would be greatly appreciated! Sun, 25 May 2014 10:29:04 EST Hello, I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57960164 There is just too much going on in my life (as with everyone) and I've put on some weight the past couple of years. It's time for me to take it off! I'm hoping that SparkPeople will be able to motivate me. I also work fulltime and by the time I get home in the evenings I really don't want to look at a computer screen. However, I am willing to try. <BR> <BR> So here's to being fit and healthy! Thu, 22 May 2014 09:19:56 EST I will do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57953920 Hello my name is Gerda,i found this site by chance. I have lost 55lbs 2 years ago ,but have added back 25 lbs since then. My goal is to loose those pounds. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:08:53 EST New (again) to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57952627 Hi all, <BR> Just introducing myself. I'm Tammy, (mom to 5) and also a full time Music Director. I love my family and my job, but have put myself last for too long. Had some pretty serious health struggles with lupus this past year+ and I'm trying to get healthy. Looking forward to being part of this community! :) Wed, 21 May 2014 16:05:12 EST Hello from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57945382 Hello, my name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1 boy. I joined this site to get support and motivation when needed because I have struggled with my weight for my entire life. My main goal for losing weight is to have my own child (my son is my husbands unfortunately not biologically mine) and overall be healthier to take care of my family. If anyone has any questions for me or would just like to be friends, just send me a message. Blessed be everyone. Wed, 21 May 2014 00:34:03 EST New to This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57944944 Hey everyone...I'm not quite sure what to write here, but I think to myself that if I don't write a message now- I never will. I have been battling weight forever, and I am so sick of not being in control of my own body and abilities. I have tried everything, but maybe a community is more what I need. Especially since you are are going through the same thing as me. I pray this works, since I am ready to start my life the way I wanted to be. Tue, 20 May 2014 23:37:57 EST DIZZ55 New To All This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57910331 Hi, Hi, I'm Dizz. I drive an 18 wheeler so its to stay on track. I'm Not New To Louisville, persay, Have Moved back was gone for about 20 yrs. Being pretty much sedimentary in my job need to keep from gaining any more pounds and could stand to lose aprox 10 pounds. need to tone up not interested in beefing up to old to be a body builder now. again Hi, Hi. Sun, 18 May 2014 01:08:10 EST Hello - I'm Merci from Portland, Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57909824 I was on Sparks quite a few years ago, now I'm back! I am determined to make it work this time: I'm 52, 100+ pounds to lose, not getting younger, and don't want to spend the rest of my life feeling sore, tired, sick, depressed, and generally just plain 'blah'. It's time for a change, and I'm feeling very motivated this time - I will do this! I know it will take time, I will slip up, it will go slow or even stop on occasion, but I will plug my way through every opportunity that comes my way! ... Sat, 17 May 2014 23:27:19 EST Hey, y'all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57883244 I'm Gerrtie, and I joined this site so I would be accountable to myself about losing this stubborn 15 lbs. I am also trying to lower the carbs. It seems I think I need them at every meal and snacks too. Which is not good because I am diabetic. I'm looking forward to changing old habits and getting healthy. I am grateful to have found this site. Out with the old and in with the new... Thu, 15 May 2014 12:30:02 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57862007 Hi! My name is Dani, I lost 70 pounds 3 years ago with Sparkpeople and have gained back 40 in the past year due to some setbacks (collapsed lower spine, lost right kidney to cancer and then our house burned and we wound up moving to the outskirts of the city.) .. where all I do is sit... and snack... and drink sugary coffee... I need to re-lose this weight and I'm not sure how to do it with the bad back, etc. Any ideas are totally welcome =) Tue, 13 May 2014 17:49:47 EST I'm just starting my story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57861572 My name is Kat. I'm 24 and overweight. I've always struggled with weightloss. I work as a waitress so i run around a lot and i still can't lose any weight. I'm hoping that people who are in a similar position or who were can give me an idea of how to start my journey to a slimmer me. <BR> <BR> In January I weighed 196 pounds (14 stone) <BR> Today Tue 13 May 2014 I weigh 189 pounds (13.5 stone) <BR> My Goal weight is: 154 pounds (11 stone) <BR> 11 stone will be the lightest I have been in a d... Tue, 13 May 2014 16:59:25 EST HELLO, I JUST JOINED AND LOOK FORWARD TO THIS PRO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57856715 I'VE BEEN OVER WEIGHT AND DIETING ALL MY LIFE. THIS TIME IS NOT A DIET, IT'S A LIFE STYLE CHANGE. AT MY AGE I JUST WANT TO BE HEALTHY! I'VE LOST OVER 40LBS. IN THE PAST 7 MONTHS, BUT NEED SOME EXTRA SUPPORT. I HAVE FIBRO. AND A BAD BACK BUT CANT LET IT STOP ME FROM GETTING AS HEALTHY AS I CAN. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THIS GROUP. HELLO TO EVERYONE :). APRILSUNSHINE22. Tue, 13 May 2014 08:58:52 EST new to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57853281 Hi I'm new on today was my first day.I mad it with no Pepsi.i hope this gets easier.can anyone tell me how to deal with pop craving. Mon, 12 May 2014 23:18:50 EST Taking the plunge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57841547 Hello! I'm new, it's time to try a new direction since these last 26lbs aren't going anywhere by themselves. I gained over 40lbs with my pregnancy and am struggling to lose the rest and be comfortable with this new body and new role. I am excited to have the support of such an incredible community! Mon, 12 May 2014 00:17:01 EST Hello, new to community programs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57809321 Hello, my name is Stacey. I am new to the community programs. I was hoping this would give me more influence in sticking with my goals. I have been trying for 4+ years to loose the weight I gained in a matter of a few months. I have struggled for a while and hope this can give me the right push. I don't know if anyone has any advice but if you do I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Thu, 8 May 2014 22:43:41 EST Mrs Mooyman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57785082 I like to consider myself an old soul. There is not much new about me. I love old homes, old furniture, and have old standard values. I don't tend to relate well to people my age. I get more along with the older people than the younger. I am a wife and a mother of three. My job is to care for the house and our children along with my two nephews. I am a very busy person, but fight daily with weight. I am in no way a lazy person yet can't seem to lose the weight. I believe this is due to some d... Tue, 6 May 2014 22:59:13 EST Hi, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57780869 Hi, all! Starting up on SparkPeople for what seems like the millionth time...my husband and I just recently got health insurance, and at my first doctor's appointment in nearly ten years I found out I have high cholesterol. I am hoping that, now that I have a legitimate medical reason to start taking care of myself, I will actually be able to follow through and get myself healthy. I've always known that I was overweight, but to have this added incentive will hopefully end up being a blessing ... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:52:26 EST Hi. I am back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57777416 Ok so I have been away but I am back. It is time to get back on track and I need help. I am hoping this app and website will give me what I need to keep on track because by having this to look at everyday I think I will be able to do that. Tue, 6 May 2014 09:59:51 EST HELLO EVERYONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57718253 My name is Syreeta. I am 30 years old and i quit smoking 2/18/2013. Although I am proud of this accomplishment I am not proud of the more than 50 lbs that followed. I am hear to create a healthier me. I have been working out at least 3 times a week for the past month. I am currently training myself to run. Having issues with my breathing ( unable to focus to control it). I would like to lose 63-75 lbs at a healthy pace of 1-2 lbs a week. I look forward to working with everyone to achieve my ... Thu, 1 May 2014 14:22:15 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57704126 I'm new to this site and am looking forward to reading inspirational messages and to be inspired by others! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:45:12 EST Set Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x57690584 I went to the doctor yesterday between my classes and I found out that I have walking pneumonia. I have been sick for 12 days today. I had tried taking cheap pills from dollar tree then I tried taking the pseudophed that you have to buy from the pharmacy and sign for and those didn't work, so I finally gave in and went to the doctor. I had been doing some exercises and even helped my brother move out of his apartment on Sunday all while I was doing so I was coughing up stuff like crazy and lo... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:08:14 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57653025 Hi, thank you so much for your welcoming me to SparkPeople. I'm veryexcited about this journey and look forward to loosing the extra pounds. <BR> Thanks again, <BR> Tinka Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:41:20 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57646105 My name is Marcia, this is my first time to SparkePeople i will need your help and support, i cannot stick to health plan but with your help and support i think i can. thank you. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:35:44 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57632860 Hey there! My name's Chianne, I am 20 years old (21 in about 2 months), and one of my long-term goals is to lose around 50 or so pounds. <BR> I've been struggling with my weight for over half of my life and, as a result, i've never really been confident in myself. For as long as I can remember, i've weighed 200 or more pounds. I remember feeling down and sorry for myself a lot throughout the years, and then feeling more guilty when I would turn to food as a comfort for those feelings. But I ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:11:58 EST Journey to a new ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57629725 I have made the decision to consciously eat better and change my lifestyle to be more "full of life". I am 58 years old and both of my knees will be replaced this year. The first one will be on May 12th. I need to eat healthier and add more body movement. I am very serious about this and want/need to make a change. I know I can not do this on my own...I've tried too many times to count. I would appreciate any help and encouragement I can get from this community. I look forward to ineracting ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:27:13 EST Day 1...Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57605070 Well here I am. I am looking for the motivation to lose around 60 pounds. I did it before-two years ago. Then I proceeded to put it all back on. I am so disgusted with myself. I love food, and I love to eat. I have tried many methods for losing weight over the years, most of them I am sure. But this is first time I have ever tried SparkPeople. I am really hopeful that I can get this weight loss going, so that I can feel better about my outer self. I am really motivated at this point ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:38:45 EST Menopause and loosing weight :( help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57596690 Hello ... Help .... I'm going through menopause and I have put on weight .. im having a hard time loosing it.... has anyone gone thru this that can help. ... thanks Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:52:12 EST Hi I am MarciaLS51 from IL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57571635 I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Small goals big ones seem out of reach and I get thinking why try. I have bad knees, back trouble and high blood pressure. So Doctor is on board. I live with my oldest daughter, Tina, who is doing Sparks also. She has lost 12 pounds and is walking... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:43:43 EST Hi! My name is Redgirl54. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57549360 I am a type 2 diabetic and was diagnosed 4 years ago. I struggle with depression due to the diabetes. I joined Spark People on the first day of April. I have really enjoyed the tracking features for food and activity. This makes me very accountable. I need to lose a total of 37 pounds and I believe I will be successful. This weight did not come on in a few days and I know it will take several months and a lifetime of changes to accomplish my goals. My good friend introduced me to Spark... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:47:56 EST New to sparkle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57545621 Hello I'm a week in and down 7lbs. Feeling great. Had a union meeting yesterday and there was a table full of goodies and I didn't even desire them. I need to be more active , I do have a work out world membership but haven't been going. I don't like going alone or when it's crowded. Anyone in the Brockton MA area looking for a workout buddy? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:16:32 EST Nice to meet you'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57482188 Hi, my I'm Cindee. <BR> I have been trying to lose weight for a long time. The most I've weighed has been up to309 lbs! I get discouraged and stress eat, or just become content with my weight and convince myself that that's how I should feel and look. <BR> I have a classic rock band with my sisters and I am the vocalist, so losing weight has haunted me for years. the least I've weighed is 282 lbs and with the help of this site I have started this challenge ones more. <BR> Thank you for we... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:40:25 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57450574 Hey everyone, my name is Jennifer and I just joined today. I have a very supportive family but none are overweight so itsreally hard for them to relate sometimes! Just looking for friends who might be going through the same things I am and hoping we can motivate each other! I love to read, like to do anything outdoors. Love to cook so any recipies would be great! I have 3 kids and a loving husband. Hope everyone has a great day! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:34:55 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57440950 Well I finally did it, reached 201 on the scale and my husband nagging me. I tried a paid program with little to offer then remembered SparksPeople. I've lost 2 lbs in only a few days. Afraid of getting the saggy skin like an elephant but maybe that won't happen. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:34:40 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57440873 Well I finally did it, reached 201 on the scale and my husband nagging me. I tried a paid program with little to offer then remembered SparksPeople. I've lost 2 lbs in only a few days. Afraid of getting the saggy skin like an elephant but maybe that won't happen. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:29:02 EST Just Wanted to Say Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57426464 I'm new to Sparkpeople, my name is Catherine and I joined this community to help me try and lose weight and stay motivated along the way. I'm now at 183 and working my way down to 135 by October, I aim to get there so staying positive about all this. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:11:39 EST hey im tinea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57423345 Hey everyone I a, times and I love this website lol hope to make new friends and hope to get sum feed back on my journey on trying to loose about 30 pounds ;) Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:37:40 EST Newish to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57409129 Hello, I would say this was a brief introduction, but my life is never that boring. March 15, 2014 was my start date for this site found it while browsing for a calorie counter. I am a 32 year old mom of 4. I have 3 girls and a boy. My oldest is 13, then 11, and 9 and then my miracle son who is 2. I had cervical cancer and had to have part of my cervix removed and was told I couldn't have kids anymore. Well 7 years after my last daughter was born and I get to do it all again, of course boys a... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:37:08 EST mikibrowneyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57397200 At 4' 11" and over 50 years old I need to lose 10 lbs. and maintain to get to my ideal weight, which I was at 10 years ago so I know I can do it. Metabolism has slowed in the last few years and I drink too much wine and last check my cholesterol was at 200. I have to get healthy and I think having a forum to answer to will help with motivation. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:41:45 EST New..beyond help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57394945 my name is Shirley and I join as a last resort to help myself become healthier and lose mega pounds.. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:50:59 EST on my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57352318 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm excited to be here starting my life of right eating and weight loss. <BR> Can't wait to fit back into my smaller size jeans. <BR> I hope to lose between 40 to 80 pounds. <BR> So here's to me and all of us on our road to healthy. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:53:57 EST Granny Minne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57347254 Hey I decided to try this again. I. was on here over 5 years ago, but did not try very hard ,and you know if you don't try you fail, and so I am hoping to get healthier this time... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:17:57 EST Prediabetes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57337056 Want to get my A1C below 6.0 and lose 20 lbs. by summer .It can be so difficult when you are past the age of 50. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:07:58 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57336596 I'm completely new to SparkPeople. I've had small allergic reactions to strong perfumes for about 20 years now but they've gotten worse over the past few years. I now react to newly cut grass, mold, latex, some flowers, many cleansers... which I just avoided as much as possible. Recently I've started reacting to dust - though I guess it's mites? There's a very nice lady at work - allergies since childhood - who's been quite helpful with useful advice (I had nasty side effects - loopy with a b... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:39:15 EST Im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57334913 Hi. Im new here and I would like to find help with losing weight. Im a 40 year old single mom of 3 boys. Two of them are grown and one is married with a daughter. I want to feel better, look better and live healthier. Thanks for the help. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:38:51 EST Out with the old..In with the new.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57331278 Hello, im computer challenged. lol. I sew, really sew I teach sewing lessons, love animals, have a special cocker named Ella, Show rabbits all over the US. love to walk, I am a care giver. and love to help people. and now I want to help my self. As I have been in denial with my diebetes. I am in need to be accountable for all my actions. jan Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:41:12 EST Kelly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57320526 Hi everyone, I'm scheduled for gastric sleeve tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.so wish me luck. It was actually recommended by my specialists because my health is very bad. so here I go, Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:17:15 EST Getting ready for gastric sleeve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57319001 This is my first post. I am preparing for the procedure to help my weight loss journey to cone to a more favorable conclusion. I lost ninety five pounds four years ago via a structured medical weight loss program Unfortunately the weight slowly crept back. All of my chronic health conditions returned with a vengeance. I have never experienced long term success with weight loss. Always something got in the way, I am an overeater ANSI have no control over my eating. I realize that failure in th... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:51:06 EST Renewing my Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57317381 I'm starting again with Spark People. Looking for ways to keep moving forward and staying healthy! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:02:39 EST Air purifier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x57309606 What do you have in your home? We had an ancient Honeywell from Costco that finally kicked the bucket last year, and it's Germ Guardian replacement, also from Costco, is not cutting it. <BR> <BR> I have dogs, cats, and inevitably dust, so we know we need a powerful beast of a machine. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:20:32 EST Hi, newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57294649 I am a 42 year old mother of two. Since my early twenties I have battled my weight over and over again. I was a strong, healty highly athletic person. I have steadly gone down hill. I know now with age that this process needs to be one step at a time and it will not be overnight. I don't want to end up like others in my family who cannot even get out of bed or a chair most days and no longer participate in life. That scares me. Looking forward to this.....i think.... apprehensive. <BR>... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:21:45 EST Hello everyone! Newbie here :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57284741 Hey, how awesome is this site?!?! Just popping in to say hello as I learn the ropes around here. <BR> I'm a mom of 3 little ones who are 9, 6 & 5 and have 25lbs (or so- I'm not really as hung up on the number so much as physical shape) to lose for my 10th wedding anniversary and vow renewal in 20 weeks! I am ready to get back into pristine shape and blow my husbands socks off in that renewal gown! I've set a start date of April 1st to give me a few days to really get a feel for the site, prep... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:50:34 EST Weightloss with Godly scriptures for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57283153 I read Lynn Modranskis Biblical group weightloss plan and I decided to start one in my home. <BR> We are on the 2nd week of her plan. Which group should we join on Spark people? Christi Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:37:29 EST Lisa k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57280223 Hello, I am new to this program. I figured I would try it out. To see if it could help me in reaching my weight loss goal. It's very hard to plan healthy meals. Also, preventing over eating. I'm hoping I can learn from all of you and become healthier and happier.. :) thanks Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:26:45 EST Hello Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57272280 My name is Wendy and I am trying to loose weight. My husband does all the cooking and I cant loose weight. Help I need some friends and suport. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:01 EST Finding me under all this...me lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57245205 My name is Kayla and like the title says I'm trying to find the person I know I am underneath all the "me" I've put on over the years. I'm 24 years old and have a five and three year old. My kids are my world and I hope to get fit so I can be a better mommy. I've always had a little trouble doing it on my own so if anyone wants to chat or get together to work out let me know! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:55:55 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57236284 I have struggled with my weight for years. It is so much harder to lose as I get older (as it is for everyone). I lost 30 pounds and still had more to go when I had foot surgery and gained 15 back. I took a vacation and I'm tired of not liking to have my picture taken. Exercise is somewhat easy, the food is an issue. I have tried many programs and hope this one helps me,! <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:58:27 EST 54tiggersue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57176811 New today. Did ok so far! Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:46:07 EST Over 40 with 50 plus pounds to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57163372 I was tired of the diet phases. I recently had surgery and it sent me into menopause. Gained about 50 pounds. I am ready to take it off!!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:55:20 EST Glad I'm not alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57151296 Hi to all Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:50:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57150071 Hi, I'm Pam. I'm 43, very busy with 3 kids and am very tired of feeling blah and unmotivated. I'm not overweight, but I feel quite chunky. I lost weight with Weight Watchers 7 years ago but most of it is back. My main goal is to GET HEATHLY!! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:28:34 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57138798 Hi my name is Jenn and I have seasonal allergies as well as everyday allergies to things such as dogs, cats, weeds, dust, dust mites, etc. I have gotten more sensitive and my reactions have been more intense as I got older. Is there any advice on how to deal with allergies in public places? Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:23:33 EST Hi. It's Jessie. Trying to be better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57133681 I have been an on and off user of Spark, but it really does work if you do it consistantly and honestly. Now I have a problem. I have injured my knee (torn ACL) and I can't do cardio. That is a big problem for me becaus I love to run and use the eliptical trainer. I usually take my dog about 3 miles a day, My dog is very disappointed. I will be getting my ACL repaired and eventually be back to my usual activity, but in the mean time I am afraid of gainig a lot of weight. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:26:43 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57109490 Hello all :) <BR> I am new to SparkPeople and looking forward to my journey. My second day on here and very pleased to see all of the information and resources I can use. This site/community seems to be very welcoming, so thank you. <BR> <BR> I am looking to becoming a better me and looking to lose at least 30 lbs by mid-June. Today is my first day of my lifestyle change and I am praying that I get through. <BR> <BR> I end up giving up, binge eating which in result, gain more weight than ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:58:39 EST Hope To Be Accepted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57090355 Hi, <BR> I learned about this group through support meetings at the military hospital on Ft Bragg in North Carolina. I injured my knee and started to gain weight after doing Atkins for around 10 years successfully. Due to my physical limitations, I have had problems exercising at the level I used to do. As a result I have been going through the process of preparing to have bariatric surgery. I am looking for support and am hoping to find others that have been through the process. Thanx! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:10:08 EST moodykeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57087527 Hi my name is Mary and I have been on a better eating plan since jan. one month 28 days actually. I started at 232 pounds and today I weighed in at 220. I need to lose 97 ponds to be at the top weight for my height. after 2 months of eating better, mainly stopping almost all sugar. I have started to feel much better and I move a lot easier than in the past without losing my breath. hoping to keep improving on this and feeling even better.. I was told by my wellness person to track my calories... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:11:49 EST Early Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x57072977 My family jokes that they know when spring is going to hit about a week before everyone else because my nose gets stuffy about a week before we start seeing spring. I've got allergies now, which in theory means next week it will be "spring." Does anyone else have these allergies now, or is my nose weird? Because it doesn't feel like spring will hit next week... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:29:23 EST Allergic to most foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57063857 Hello I'm new at this and am having a difficult time figuring out some food that are healthy that I can eat and like. I am allergic to all fresh fruits and veggies, shellfish, nuts, mustard and soy. Anyone have any ideas that could help me? <em>24</em> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:04:49 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57063256 My names Fadia. Ive been hooked onto this forum..reading everyones posts is really so inspiring. Im 43 years old, with 5 kids...im generally a very active and sporty person who is strugglibg to lose weight. Ive started a healthy eating plan. <BR> .nothing hectic...just including more protein in my diet...amd lotsa veggies. Im hoping that through this forum I will become more motivated and start training properlt. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:09:23 EST Hi- I am from Jacksonville, FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57030477 I am looking forward to this new journey in my life where I am learning to make better food choices, incorporating daily exercise into my life. <BR> Kids are grown, grandchildren out of town so I have reason no reasons why I shouldn't do this. <BR> I was a dental hygienist for thirty-two years and have been married for almost forty years. <BR> Actually, my husband has joined me in this effort as well! <BR> Wish us well, please, we are on our way :-) Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:25:28 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57023787 Hello all, I am here to get myself back on track. In the last 4 years, I have gained 40 lbs. I am trying to get it off and then some. I have to start small and work my way back up to the fitness and nutrition level I want to be at for the rest of my life. I am thanking you in advance for any support and encouragement you may offer. I hope that I can be that source for some of you as well. Thanks Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:42:58 EST Changing and adjusting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x827x57012887 The nasal steroidal spray I was on which is the generic for nasacort was causing nosebleeds and headaches and possibly weight gain due to steroids in it. I went back to claritin -d , generic for singulair , and asmanex. This seems to work pretty well. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:22:03 EST Hi my name is Shawna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57006201 Today starts my weightloss journey! I'm very nervous, almost scared. I have failed at this journey so many times, but today I'm just doing one day at a time:) Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:59:05 EST Hello - Entering third week of Super Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x57001502 Hi all, <BR> I am a 63 year old female that is entering my third week of Super Shred. I have followed the diet carefully, but have only lost TWO pounds. I am very drepressed about this. I was so excited to start this new venture (my goal was to drop 20 lbs. in four weeks) as the diet promises to do. Is this normal? What could I be doing wrong? I was not able to exercize for a full 30-40 Minutes per day, so I started gradually at 10 minutes and added about 5 - 10 min. each day to my work... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:34:20 EST Found the Introduce Yourself Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56994164 Hi, I'm Chrystal. I've been lurking around the site for a little over a week, and so far i'm enjoying it. I like to crochet when i have time and space, and I'm a TV addict. My biggest challenge is finding the motivation to get up and do something, including cleaning my house. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:03:07 EST I am the fat mom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56988108 Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I was in denial about just how much bigger I was. I recently went to the doctor and got a weight. The number made me want to cry. 270. Yeah, that's not good. So it is time for a change. I joined the sparkpeople website at this time last year,... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:12:08 EST food allergy help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56982683 Hello it's my first day here! (YAY) Lots of the diets I see call for fruits and vegetables servings. As fate would have it, I am allergic to fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts! A lot of the meals and things that I could eat I am unable to eat. Does anyone else have this or have any suggestions or replacements of things that work in place of fruits/veggies. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:44:36 EST daryl kemp retired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56964501 I am 65 retired and have gained weight to 280lbs, I am a diebetic type 2, my goal weight is 210 lbs, I would appreciate some help in daily diet, and exercise program, as well as quitting smoking Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:40:53 EST Hello Everyone :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56963523 Hello! I am a 32 yr old female who has been trying to lose weight for a while. This is my first time on Spark People. I just left MyFitnessPal. I wanted to try something new. I realized that I cannot stop tracking what I'm eating because I can overeat if I'm not careful. Trying to lose 40 lbs by my next birthday so I can be a healthier person at 33 that I was the years before that :-) Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:13:24 EST Gotta start somewhere... gotta start sometime... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56955401 Hello! <BR> Where do I begin... I've been addicted to all sorts of bad things. I am hoping to become addicted to good things! I know this is not a diet- it's a life style change. And change doesn't happen overnight. There will be blood, sweat and and lots of tears, I'm sure, but I've got to give it a shot. I deserve to be healthy and enjoy my body. I'm recruting friends to join me on this journey. Motivation, support and celebration! I can do this! We can do this! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:09:38 EST Total Newbie ~ Looking for support and motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x827x56934015 My name is Katy and I am ready for some help to get fit & healthy :) Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:48:57 EST